Hosted by Panos Moumtzis, GELI Executive Director

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About the episode

This podcast series includes six episodes looking at emerging leadership themes within the humanitarian and development sector through the eyes of six leaders, researchers and practitioners. 

These conversations are based on a research series co-hosted by GELI and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) with the generous support of the German government.


About the speaker

I am a humanitarian practitioner and executive leadership coach, with over 30 years of experience working in humanitarian emergencies primarily in Africa and the Middle East. I have served the United Nations in various capacities including as Regional Humanitarian Coordinator - ASG for the Syria crisis (2017-2019), as Director of the IASC Peer to Peer initiative (2013-2017), as UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Syria situation (2012 - 2013), as Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya (2011), and as Director for UNRWA Syria (2006 - 2009).

I am a firm believer in the role that ethical leadership plays in creating transformation; for oneself, one’s team, and most importantly, for the people we serve.

I am a proud father of three wonderful children. I love sailing and being in and around the sea


Other episodes of this podcast

episode 1

with Professor Kate Gilmore - Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Leading with learning

with John Mitchell - ALNAP


with Darina Pellowska - CHA

leading better together

with Ed Schenkenberg - HERE

leading for protection

with Gemma Davies, Mark Bowden - ODI

leading through system

with Micheal Koehler - KONU